Live So Others See Jesus in You

What is evangelism to you and your congregation? Rev. Dr. Ray Jones, director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Office of Theology, Formation, & Evangelism, says “the very word that means to declare good news and glad tidings” has been twisted by contemporary culture into something different, even ugly. Many see evangelism as a tool to

Chalfant and Ring Complete Presbyter Triumvirate

At a special meeting on August 9 via Zoom, commissioners approved two recommendations from the Presbyter Search Committee: electing Ruling Elder Barbara Chalfant as presbyter for congregational life and Candidate Leigh Anne Ring as presbyter for relational care. Barbara Chalfant A graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary and a certified Christian educator, Chalfant has served congregations in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Highlights of the 111th Meeting

The 111th stated meeting of the Presbytery of the James was held virtually on June 14. A small contingent of commissioners participated in person at Westminster Church (Richmond) to test a hybrid setup for the future. Moderator Dan Jordanger (Providence, Gum Spring) called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. and led the presbytery in

Holbrook Retiring June 30

Interim General Presbyter Fred Holbrook retired June 30. This marks the end of 40 years of ordained service to the Lord and to PC(USA). After receiving a Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Holbrook was called to service in Kansas, North Carolina, and Virginia, including 12 years as executive director of Massanetta

Ruling Elders Needed to Serve as Vice Moderator

The Committee on Nominations is seeking ruling elders open to serving as vice moderator of the presbytery in 2023 and as moderator in 2024. Ideal candidates are those who enjoy conducting meetings, speaking in public, and learning new things. If you are a ruling elder who is being called by the Holy Spirit to lead